duckmanJR wrote: »
Let's think about this critically...we have a lure that is between 4 and 6 inches on average...and weighs very little.... and with 2 or 3 sets of "weight" on them...You really don't think that it will make a difference ? ....:huh
If you have access to a scientific scale ( remember the triple beam balances from chemistry class)...then sure....find a close match...otherwise... you will be changing the balance and action. Remember. some fish are triggered to strike while the lure is "paused".. Trout most notably. How the bait lays while paused....can be greatly effected by only a few grams of weight in the **** end.
As I said before...Occam's razor....(the SIMPLEST solution..is usually correct) Mash the barbs and all this hook changing is a moot point.
mustang190 wrote: »
$7? I see them for 15 bucks or more! Imagine watching that redfish swim off with a $15 lure in its mouth.( and you make $19 an hour).
kellercl wrote: »
Scientifically I have to greatly disagree with you there, no offense. By background I am a chemist and have access to calibrated balances that are accurate out to 0.0001 gram. In concept I get what you are saying about slight changes making a difference, but that is based on the idea that when you purchase a 3/8 oz lure (as an example) it is in fact 3/8 oz... it isn't. One day I brought my tacklebox to work and measured the mass of lure after lure. The variation from one mirrodine to another... same with top walkers, silly willy jigs, hooks and even actual weights greatly exceeds what one would expect. I wonder if I still have the file, I even did some covariance calculations.
Point being sure changing out hooks might alter the lure by 0.5 oz, but that lure varies that much from manufacturing anyway. So the variation is already present and won't be a new addition by changing the hooks. I was rather surprised to be honest, my 1/4 jig heads.... yeah they varied by 1/8 - 1/16 oz even in the same pack. Again, I did this on daily calibrated 10k balances dead accurate out to 0.0001 gram. So I wouldn't put too much faith on a) advertised lure weight b) precision (aka reproducibility) of that advertised weight.
The hook mass change is well within the natural standard deviation of the lure itself, so there is no statistically significance. I would claim this as my opinion, but really it isn't, facts are facts. Again no offense, I appreciated your comment and views.
My only real concern is hook up ratio, I worry about missing fish. Having said that I fished this weekend with single hook jigs and greatly preferred the ease of unhooking fish compared to two trebles, so at the very least I am going to experiment with single hooks on hard lures. Either that or stop using $7 hard lures anyway. The $0.50 jigs worked just fine, might as well just save money and use those.
duckmanJR wrote: »
Fair enough...we can agree...to disagree. In my particular case...changing out to 4X trebles changed the performance enough...to be noticeable.
While the hook would probably never let me down....the lack of numbers of opportunities for that to happen...was decreased ( sat very **** heavy...which the Trout did not like on pause)
PS... While I feel a jig & plastic is the #1 lure overall by far ( and way cheaper my a factor of 10) ...sometimes... a noisy popper will out produce a jig by a wide margin...
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky